Political resignations

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York. On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney Schneiderman has started conducting interviews with the women whose allegations of violent slapping, choking and other abuse led to his resignation. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has started conducting interviews with the women whose allegations of violent slapping, choking and other abuse led to his resignation this month, The Associated Press has learned. Nassau County...
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May 22, 2018 - 5:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Legislature on Tuesday appointed Barbara Underwood interim attorney general two weeks after Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned as the state's top legal chief amid allegations he physically abused four women he dated. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced that 190...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Darryl DeSousa, a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, takes questions at City Hall after replacing Kevin Davis as police commissioner, in Baltimore. Baltimore’s police commissioner resigned Tuesday, May 15 after being federally charged with failing to pay his taxes. In a statement, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she accepted the resignation of De Sousa, who she picked as the city’s top cop in January. He was nearly unanimously confirmed as commissioner in February by the City Council. (Kim Hairston /The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)
May 16, 2018 - 8:08 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Baltimore's mayor hand-picked Darryl De Sousa as her choice for police commissioner, heralding his experience and the respect he commanded in the city's force, he proudly described himself as a chess player who uses strategic thinking to avoid pitfalls. Now just a few months...
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May 15, 2018 - 1:19 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, a leading supporter of corn-based ethanol, says he'll call for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation if Pruitt doesn't work to fulfill federal ethanol mandates. Grassley is showing frustration with Pruitt's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2010 file photo, New York Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman gestures while giving his victory speech just past midnight in New York. A New York lawyer said he told President Donald Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, years ago that Schneiderman was abusing women. Schneiderman, a frequent legal nemesis of the president, resigned this week after The New Yorker published the accounts of four women who said they were slapped and choked by the Democrat. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 11, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York lawyer said he told President Donald Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, years ago that former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was abusing women. Schneiderman, a frequent legal nemesis of the president, resigned this week after The New Yorker published the...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Two lawsuits filed this spring against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the USOC finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the federation has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and Bela Karolyi are suing the USOC, along with USA Gymnastics, seeking damages for the canceled sale of their famed Texas training center _ a transaction that tanked in the wake of sex-abuse cases involving team doctor Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018 file photo, media stand around Michigan State trustee Brian Mosallam as he speaks after a special Michigan State University board of trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich., where Bill Beekman was formally announced acting president after former President Lou Anna Simon resigned. Mosallam is aiming to change the institution’s culture in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Mosallam released a series of suggested policies on Tuesday, May 8 he hopes will be approved by the school’s eight-person governing body. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 4:52 pm
A member of Michigan State University's governing body released a series of proposals Tuesday he says are aimed at changing the institution's culture in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. "Our culture must change and improve," Brian Mosallam, one of eight people on the university's...
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May 08, 2018 - 4:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania says Friday will be his last day in Congress, after saying last month that he wouldn't finish his seventh term. Dent, the leader of a group of GOP moderates, had said last year he wouldn't seek re-election. Dent has been a frequent...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference in New York. Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women's issues and an antagonist to the policies of President Donald Trump, announced late Monday, May 7, 2018, that he would be resigning from office hours after four women he was romantically involved with accused him of physical violence in accounts published by The New Yorker. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 08, 2018 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following accusations of physical abuse from four women (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was "...
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Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks about Venezuela to the Council of the Americas, during a luncheon at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 08, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration called Tuesday for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down. "For the safety and security of all the peoples of Latin America, it is time for Maduro to go," said the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley during a speech on Latin America...
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